October 2010
Featured Articles
Students at Taj MahalStudents Study at One of the World's Leading IT Companies 
A group of USF business students get the chance to meet and talk with two of the world's richest and most influential men during a three-week study abroad program in India.  Read more
USF College of Business to Launch Peruvian Partnership in 2011
The USF College of Business is headed to South America and will soon offer a business degree to Peruvian students, and they'll never have to leave their home country.  Read more

BAP 3D LogoBy All Accounts, They are No. 1

USF's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an honors organization for financial information students and professionals, continues their streak for longest running record of superior chapter status in the world - 35 years strong.  Read more

Nearly $350,000 Given Away to Deserving Students
Business students get the opportunity to meet with the donors that make their College of Business Scholarships possible.  One of those students shares his story of growing up with a father in jail for dealing drugs. 
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Thinking on Your Feet, Acting in the Boardroom 
Most people envision a business classroom with numbers on the board and spreadsheets on the computer monitors.  The last thing people expect to see is a charades game in action, but the College of Business likes to think outside the box.  Read more
Congratulations to New Honors Program for Business Students
The brand new, fully integrated Honors Program in Business, designed to produce top-notch scholars and professionals, welcomes its inaugural class.   Read more
Career ClinicThird Annual Career Clinic
Mimicking a walk-in medical clinic, HR professionals from USF joined recruiters from The Nielsen Company to diagnose problems, heal ailing resumes, answer questions, and prescribe industry-specific feedback for students.  Read more
WOWUSF College of Business' Welcome Event is a Hit
College of Business students and staff got a fun start to the school year at the college's welcome event on August 25, sponsored by Tech Data and Delta Sigma Pi.  Read more
Student Spotlight: Lynn Francois
Once a shy freshman, Lynn Francois has blossomed into a confident accounting student, nabbing a finalist spot in a business competition and starring in a video promoting the Bulls Business Community, a living-learning community comprised of some of the college's most promising students.  Read more
Student Spotlight: Ryan Kania
Founder of the non-profit organization Advocates for World Health, Ryan Kania, also an honoree in the 25 Under 25 program, is making the most of his undergraduate career while at the USF College of Business.  Read more 

Student Spotlight: Mark Kelley 
Former television personality Mark Kelley has been nominated not once, but twice, for an Emmy award.  However, the MBA student is too busy spreading the message of sustainability to boast about his accomplishments.  Read more 

Featured Alumni
Featured Alumni: The Bainbridges
Louis and Michelle Bainbridge measure a life well lived in terms of happiness.  "It's one thing to make a living.  A career is making a living doing what you love."  Read more
Featured Alumni: Steven Russell 
Following in the footsteps of a former United States ambassador, secretary of transportation, and Massachusetts governor may seem like a daunting task, but it's one Steven Russell has always dreamed of doing.  Read more
Featured Alumni: Jeremy Wensinger 
Listed in the "Who's Who in Aeronautical and Spatial Personalities," Jeremy Wensinger runs Cobham Defense Systems, a division of an international company that develops, delivers, and supports leading edge aerospace and defense technology and systems across the globe.  Read more
Alumni Notes
Alumni Notes
Wendy Beck, ('87 Accounting) joined the Norwegian Cruise Line company as executive vice president and CFO. In her last position, she served as CFO and executive vice president of Domino's Pizza, overseeing all aspects of finance, including public company disclosers, accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, risk management and internal audit.

Joie Chitwood III, ('95, MBA) was named Daytona International Speedway's president, carrying on a family practice that started almost 70 years ago. He was previously a vice president at International Speedway

Silvia M. Mendez Robinson, ('96 Management) has published her second book, "Windows of the Heart." Robinson has been a human resources professional, author, poet, and songwriter. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

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Featured Faculty
Featured Faculty: Jennifer Cainas 
Jennifer Cainas takes the complicated subject of accounting and likens it to cookies.  In fact, Cainas Cookies is often at the center of her teachings.  But is it a real company or not?  Read more

Patrick KellyFeatured Faculty: James Stock

James Stock, author or co-author of more than 150 publications, has traveled to 46 countries on six different continents to either conduct research or do consulting work.  Read more

Featured Faculty: Arun Tandon
Applying financial theory to real-life business situations, Arun Tandon enjoys teaching and being in the classroom.  Read more
Faculty Notes
For information regarding faculty additions, honors, or moves within the College of Business click here. 
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In This Issue
Students Study at One of the World's Leading IT Companies
USF College of Business to Launch Peruvian Partnership in 2011
By All Accounts, They are No. 1
Nearly $350,000 Given Away to Deserving Students
Thinking on Your Feet, Acting in the Boardroom
Congratulations to New Honors Program for Business Students
Third Annual Career Clinic
USF College of Business' Welcome Event is a Hit
Alumni Notes
Faculty Notes
Dates to Remember
USF Football Watch Party
October 14, 2010 
The USF College of Business Alumni Society will hold a USF-West Virginia Watch Party at 7pm at Lee Roy Selmons in New Tampa, located at 17508 Dona Michelle Drive. Contact Jamie Ellison at for more information.

Networking on the Cheap
October 16, 2010
The USF College of Business Alumni Society will host "Networking on the Cheap" at Cheap, located at 309 S. Howard Avenue in South Tampa, from 7pm to 9pm. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jamie Ellison at
MBA & Executive MBA Information Sessions
October 18 & November 9, 2010
USF College of Business will hold MBA and Executive MBA information sessions at 6pm at the Sheraton Suites Tampa Westshore. To register for the event, log on to

October 21, 2010
Join the USF College of Business Alumni Society for a frightful evening at Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream, featuring a guided tour of the park's haunted houses. Meet at the front gate of Busch Gardens at 8pm. Admission is $20 (and is non-refundable once you RSVP). For more information or to RSVP, contact Jamie Ellison at
Corporate Connections
October 28, 2010
USF College of Business will host its Corporate Connections event from 4pm to 6pm in the College of Business atrium. The reception-style networking event is catered toward graduate students. Several companies, including Coca-Cola, Zimmerman Advertising, and Syniverse Technologies, will be attending for the first time. For more information, contact Pavla Ozkul at or (813) 974-5162.

Basic Economic Development Course
November 1-3, 2010
USF's Small Business Development Center will lead a three day Basic Economic Development Course for economic developers who are preparing for the IEDC certification exam. For more information, contact Kris Manning at

AMA Regional Conference
November 5, 2010
USF's chapter of the American Marketing Association will hold its reginal conference with Florida International University in Miami. Log on to for more information.

Holiday Networking Event
December 2, 2010
The USF College of Business Alumni Society and the Tampa Club will host its holiday networking event at the Tampa Club at 5:30pm. Contact Jamie Ellison at for more information or to RSVP.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training
January 10-14 & February 14-18, 2011
USF College of Business will be hosting Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training for executive education. The business management strategy training will rely heavily on Lean concepts. Contact Ron Satterfield at for more details.

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